Women who enjoy quality speakers

In my former marriage i was introduced to high end audio by my husband.

At the time the endless visits to highend shows , meetings and shops annoyed me. Tech talk and not very female friendly designs came and went in my living room.

And although i couldnt get used to all of the above, one thing i learned , how to listen.

Now years further , in my second marriage quality audio wasnt a very well know topic of my husband working in tech. Mediocre cheaper hifi dominated the house, which looked even worse and sounded even a lot worse.

When we talked about new speakers and bang and olufsen was mentioned i knew i had to educate him , to let him know whats on the market and how things can sound.

The revelation ended in buying avalon speakers and simular quality equipement and cables.

Now its up and running i really enjoy music again!

Who would have thought that!

I have never seen a lot of other women enthousiastic about quality sound and music. Are there any in this group? Do your wifes experience the same as i did?

Wishing you all a very musical festive season,

A very happy wife,


n80 and others: ditto. Had an extended discussion with an old friend, symphony player since high school (a prodigy). He says musicians cannot be impressed by anything less than the sound of real music being played in real space. You may have the best Mercury Living Presence ever cut, played on a $250k TT through the most transparent speakers ever made, and the symphony player will go: ho-hum.

To you? Optimal position, front third center, perfect hall: that's what your rig sounds like to you, indistinguishable from Stoki live. Not to the symphonist. Ho-hum. Maybe that's why we are hobbyists and they are professionals. Just like sports. The athletes risk crippling injury to play the real game; we watch on TV. Even watching from the stands isn't the same as being on the field. 

Once we recognize that this difference is inherent, embrace it, take it for what it is, we're just fine. Continue as before. That's what I do. Egad, who wants to spend their lives practicing cittern anyhow? Or kicking a soccer ball around? Others do it for our amusement. Not a bad division of labor, I'd say. 
millercarbon:" The few women I have seen are good listeners but only one who was really into the seeking out auditioning evaluating part of it."

Hello millercarbon,

     So, you've only seen a few women?  You do realize that slightly over half the world's population consists of these lovely creatures, right?
     Perhaps you should leave your system alone, make yourself presentable, get out of the house and try to meet a few more the next time you're feeling frisky.  You'll just need to remember to fake it around them by pretending to be nice, polite and non-flatulent. 
     And you gotta resist using that ether and duck tape in your trunk on the 'wicked ones' so often. And ditch the shovel while you're at it, too.   

Best of luck,
In my expierience, Iv'e encountered very few women "audiophiles". Now before all you women go beserk, this is just my observation. They don't know how to listen! They would much rather talk.
I know female audiophile exist. Met them years ago at the winter and summer CES shows.  1970's, 80's.  And while visiting audio salons on America.

I wanted my girlfriend to respond but she gave me the "don't wanna" look.
I know for a fact that she knows what sounds good to her.  And can pickup changes and aspects in my system that I overlook.  Worst, when she hears something different she goes and looks (inventory?) at my equipment.  Could mean I spent money.  She is one to go to shows or shops.  Which are non existent here in Kona.  And expensive to go do.  She's much into talking technicals.  Sitting, listening, evaluating, tweeking, trying this 'n that... No.    
Can she hear mid range clarity?  Bass extension or definition?  Top end extension? Air?  Spaciousness?   Width, depth, detailed of image? Ambience?  Bad recording?  YES.  She may not know what it's called.  But she hears it.  Does she complain or comment about them.  No.  She doesn't really care.  Unless I spent a lot of money.
Oooo.  A thought just came to mind.  Open a high end salon in like Macy's or Nordstrom.
My wife loves music and prefers it reproduced properly. She's a allowed four listening rooms and a recording studio. One is a Michael Greene turnable room. I'm very fortunate for this and other reasons.